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Fremont Bus and Van Accident Lawyers

Representing Bus and Van Accident Victims in Fremont

Fremont, Nebraska, offers swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and camping, as well as a historic downtown with antique shops and boutiques. The city was recently named a certified Nebraska Creative District and awarded a grant to support the arts. Surrounded by outdoor attractions, Fremont is a popular destination for group travel in tour buses and vans.

Like other vehicles, buses and vans can be involved in collisions. Because of their sheer size and weight, these vehicles can cause serious injuries in a crash. If you have been hurt in a van or bus accident, speak with an experienced Fremont bus accident attorney as soon as possible.

If you have been injured in a bus or van accident, don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Speak to an Fremont personal injury lawyer at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. by calling (402) 505-8234 to set up a free consultation.

What Are the Main Causes of Bus and Van Accidents?

Most bus and van accidents are caused by driver error, although some are caused by the negligence of other drivers. Large vans and buses are longer and taller and have larger blind spots than other vehicles. When bus or van drivers fail to check their blind spots and ensure adjacent lanes are clear before switching lanes or merging into traffic, they can collide with other vehicles, causing serious injuries.

Fifteen-passenger vans are prone to roll over because of their higher center of gravity. The risk is greater with more passengers. The seating configuration of large vans at full capacity can put excess weight over the left rear tires, leading to blowouts and wrecks.

Large, heavy buses and vans are more difficult to maneuver and require a high level of skill and alertness to operate safely. Bus companies may be negligent in failing to screen the drivers they hire or train them properly. They may pressure their drivers to spend too many hours behind the wheel or fail to enforce policies against impaired or distracted driving.

Bus and van drivers can cause accidents by violating traffic rules. This may involve distracted, impaired, or fatigued driving, speeding, following other drivers too closely, making unsafe lane changes, running lights or stop signs, or failing to yield the right of way to other vehicles, bicyclists, or pedestrians.

What Types of Injuries Are Common in Bus and Van Accidents?

A collision involving a large van or bus can cause serious injuries to passengers and others on the road. Common injuries in bus and van crashes include:

How Is Liability Determined in a Fremont Bus or Van Collision?

Liability for a bus or van accident can depend on various factors, such as:

  • If an employee driving a company is responsible for the accident, the driver’s employer may be liable for the resulting injuries. This may be the case with a company-owned delivery van.
  • For an accident in a public bus, the liable party may be a city, county, state, or other government agency. To recover compensation, you must file a claim with the appropriate agency, typically with shorter time limits than filing a lawsuit in court.
  • A private company may be liable for a crash involving a charter, tour company, or other privately owned bus. The company’s commercial insurance policy will have greater limits for compensation than a standard auto insurance policy.
  • In the case of a bus or van accident caused by another driver, the at-fault driver may be held liable for resulting injuries.

Let Us Navigate The Legal Process and Fight on Your Behalf

Injuries sustained in a bus or van wreck can be devastating. If you are currently dealing with the aftermath of a bus or van accident, contact the skilled Bottlinger Law L.L.C. legal team in Fremont at (402) 505-8234 for a free initial consultation. We’re ready to help get you the compensation you need and deserve.

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